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Hatfields & McCoys on The History Channel

Discussion in 'Now Playing - TV Show Talk' started by nyny523, May 22, 2012.

  1. uncdrew

    uncdrew Annie 2.0

    Aug 6, 2002
    Down South
    This is gonna be awesome.

    Not knowing many details, I'm starting out as a McCoy fan. Huge on the McCoy's. Those Hatfields are a bunch of yellow-bellied, good fur nuthin', lyin' and stealin'...
  2. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    But the McCoys are Communists!
  3. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    Pulling weeds

    The Hatfields were pure trash.
    And MEAN.
  4. bareyb

    bareyb Under Maintenance TCF Club

    Dec 1, 2000
    It looks a little cruel for my normal tastes, but this one looks particularly good, and I like the cast, so I'm in. SP set. Thanks for the reminder, I've been meaning to do it. ;)
  5. Graymalkin

    Graymalkin Grumpy Poster TCF Club

    Mar 20, 2001
    Given that one of their descendants, Jack McCoy, became the most liberal activist district attorney in New York City history, I wouldn't be at all surprised if they were Marxists! :D
  6. tiellv

    tiellv Pluviophile

    Nov 11, 2002
    Thanks for the heads-up!
  7. steve614

    steve614 what ru lookin at?

    May 1, 2006
    Dallas, TX
    Tavis Smiley on PBS had Kevin Costner on last night and tonight.
    Last night focused mainly on Costner, tonight is supposed to be about the movie.
    I have recorded it. Will watch later.
  8. WhiskeyTango

    WhiskeyTango New Member

    Sep 20, 2006
    New Jersey
    When I first saw this thread, I figured it was something that already aired and I had missed it. Just so happened to see a commercial for it today. I'm in.
  9. Queue

    Queue UnbowdUnbentUnbrokn

    Apr 6, 2009
    I saw the preview for this in front of Avengers. I immediately set myself a reminder on my phone and then set the SP when I got home.

    I think this will be a good mini series.
  10. cheesesteak

    cheesesteak Meh.

    Jul 24, 2003
    15 mins...
    As long as they don't have the guy with the goofy, poofy hair telling me aliens had something to do with this feud, I'm ok with it.
  11. omnibus

    omnibus cowboy, yee-ha

    Sep 25, 2001
    Lost in Wyoming
    On first glance at the TV magazine in sundays paper, I thought Walton's west.
  12. markz

    markz Hilarity Ensues

    Oct 22, 2002
    Well, I enjoyed night #1! Looking forward to the rest.

    Yes, they had 6 shooters. They even referred to a Navy revolver at one point.

    It followed along with the entry on Wikipedia pretty closely so far. Of course either one could have gotten the story from the other.
  13. Cearbhaill

    Cearbhaill Garden obsessed

    Aug 1, 2004
    Pulling weeds
    The very first thing I noticed was that the topography was ALL wrong- the hills were wrong and the trees were wrong.

    I don't know where this was filmed but it is not representative of those hills at all. We have TREES, tons of 'em, everywhere. Enormous oaks, ancient hickories, and understory trees enough that you can't walk two feet.
    That clearing where the McCoy's house sat?
    No flat space that big even exists in the hills of that region. And those wide cart paths? No. I have trudged up and down the hills in Pike Co. KY and Mingo Co. WV and every inch is thick with undergrowth.
    Not right!

    I know this is irrelevant to the story being told and I know it's not discussion worthy but I could not get past it. I understand production costs and the need to go where ever to film. It's just me and my extreme love of the area plus a bit of a tree obsession.
    The harder I tried to let it go the more I became fixated on it to the point I kept having to rewind to follow the story.

    I'll watch it again tonight with hub and try my best to overcome my ridiculousness, but it took me too far out of the story. The topography of the region contributed greatly to the nature of the people living within it, especially during Civil War times when fear and distrust and clannishness was at its height.
    Damn me and my southeastern Kentucky childhood!
  14. Rob Helmerichs

    Rob Helmerichs I am Groot! TCF Club

    Oct 17, 2000
    I believe it was filmed in Eastern Europe, which is where a lot of period stuff is filmed (in part because it's a place where you can do long shots without having to CG out evidence of modern life).

    Hardly anything is filmed where it's set, unless it's set in New York, LA, or Vancouver. I don't cringe, I just laugh at stuff that is set in Minnesota, for many of the same reasons you have...clearly, these people have never been here, and photographs can be so deceiving!
  15. RonDawg

    RonDawg Active Member TCF Club

    Jan 12, 2006
    According to its IMDB entry, Hatfields & McCoys was filmed in Romania.

    So if not a spaghetti western, what should it be called? I'm not familiar with any Romanian dishes ;)
  16. RonDawg

    RonDawg Active Member TCF Club

    Jan 12, 2006
    And people reading the Southland threads thought *I* was weird for nit-picking the technical details :D
  17. sicnarf

    sicnarf New Member

    Apr 11, 2005
    Watched part 1 last night. Very entertaining and well done.
  18. dtivouser

    dtivouser Tivoless TCF Club

    Feb 10, 2004
    Challenge accepted, but I can't find anything like romanian spaghetti. Ostropel is at least meat in a tomato sauce. Hoever the best name I found is:
    urs de mămăligă western
  19. TonyD79

    TonyD79 Active Member

    Jan 4, 2002
    Columbia, MD
    Not a western!

    Hatfield and McCoy feud gave us the Hillbilly stereotype. That is not western.
  20. Azlen

    Azlen Active Member

    Nov 24, 2002
    Peoria, AZ

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